Neck Pain Treatment

Neck Pain Treatment Options

woman holding neck in painAs you discover some of the more common causes of neck pain, you’ll see why chiropractic is the all-natural treatment you’ve been seeking.

Discomfort, soreness and stiffness can make it hard to turn your head to the left or right.

Neck pain makes just about everything uncomfortable. If you suffer, you want it gone. Now!

Chiropractors help neck pain sufferers daily. So put away the medications, the hot packs, the braces and all the other remedies and choose a natural solution that addresses the underlying cause of most neck pain.

Relieving Neck Pain with Chiropractic

Chiropractors address these underlying structural causes, offering an all-natural neck pain treatment. That works.

Because pain medications simply can’t correct the underlying structural problem. And muscle relaxers won’t correct spinal misalignments. But chiropractic adjustments do.

By adding the precise amount of energy to your spine, at just the right time and place, spinal bones are gently coaxed back into a more normal position. Adjustments feel great. If they didn’t, patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits necessary to produce lasting spinal changes.

So, chiropractors deliver the adjustment very seriously. Long before they complete their doctoral degree and pass demanding licensing examinations, they become masters of the chiropractic adjustment. In fact, some of the sponsors of this website will have successfully delivered over a quarter of a million neck adjustments without a newsworthy event.

Your Neck Pain Treatment Begins With a Visit

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you are in for a treat.

It’s unlike visiting a medical practitioner. Instead, you’ll discover a compassionate, empathetic chiropractor ready to listen, understand you and address your concerns. He or she will begin with consultation. Its purpose is to determine if you’d be a good candidate for chiropractic care.

When did it start? What makes it worse? What have you already tried? These and similar questions help your chiropractor decide whether to accept you as a patient or refer you to some other specialist.

If you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care, he or she will perform an in-depth examination to discover the specific malpositioned structures that are causing the nerve interferences resulting in your neck pain. Some patients remark that it’s the most complete work up that they’ve ever experienced.

Of course, your chiropractor will review the examination findings with you so you’ll know what was found and what it means.

Finally, your chiropractor will share with you his or her plan for addressing those underlying problems… and then put that plan into action by providing gentle and safe chiropractic adjustments to correct the structural issues that the exam uncovered.

Treating Neck Pain With Drugs

Your neck supports the weight of your head on something no larger than the shape formed by touching your thumb with your index finger. All this while allowing you to turn and bend. And protecting the lower part of your brain stem and spinal cord.

It’s a big job for the seven vertebrae of your neck. No wonder we experience neck pain from time to time.

Many with this condition make a common mistake. They imagine their pain is the problem. So they treat the pain with increasing dosages of pain medications.

But they don’t have a drug shortage. More likely it’s a structural and functional problem that chiropractors see (and help without drugs) all the time.

An All-Natural Neck Pain Treatment

Many cases of neck pain are the result of what we’ve done, or what’s been done to us. It may be happening today. Or it could be something that happened years ago:

  • Hunching over your desk or workbench straining neck and shoulders
  • Clenching the jaw from emotional stress
  • Head bent over while using a digital device
  • Disc thinning, wedging, bulging or herniation
  • Bone spurs, lipping and degenerative changes
  • Long forgotten whiplash automobile injury
  • Uncorrected trauma from a difficult birth

It’s a long list.

These and similar causes can cause supporting muscles and ligaments in the neck to tighten. When they do, the spinal vertebrae to which they are attached can misalign or rotate causing neck and back pain.

Even slight deviations can produce nerve irritation, producing pain, headaches, reduced mobility, grinding sounds when you turn your head and even jaw pain.

Alternatives to Try

What To Do Why To Do It

Rest

Sitting at a computer for hours on end or driving thousands of miles without a break is a good way to get neck pain. Take frequent breaks, try to keep your head aligned with your spine, and relax your jaw.

Move

Change positions often, stretch your muscles (gently), shrug your shoulders up and down, and pull your shoulder blades together to keep your neck from stiffening.

Adjust

Your computer should be at eye level and your seat should be set so that your knees are slightly below your hips. Don’t crane your neck to the side to hold the telephone between your ear and shoulder – headsets are best.

Roll Over

Sleeping on your stomach stresses the neck. Sleeping on your side or back with a pillow that supports the neck can help.

Treating Neck Pain With Drugs

Your neck supports the weight of your head on something no larger than the shape formed by touching your thumb with your index finger. All this while allowing you to turn and bend. And protecting the lower part of your brain stem and spinal cord.

It’s a big job for the seven vertebrae of your neck. No wonder we experience neck pain from time to time.

Many with this condition make a common mistake. They imagine their pain is the problem. So they treat the pain with increasing dosages of pain medications.

But they don’t have a drug shortage.

More likely it’s a structural and functional problem that chiropractors see (and help without drugs) all the time.

An All-Natural Neck Pain Treatment

Many cases of neck pain are the result of what we’ve done, or what’s been done to us. It may be happening today. Or it could be something that happened years ago:

  • Hunching over your desk or workbench straining neck and shoulders
  • Clenching the jaw from emotional stress
  • Head bent over while using a digital device
  • Disc thinning, wedging, bulging or herniation
  • Bone spurs, lipping and degenerative changes
  • Long forgotten whiplash automobile injury
  • Uncorrected trauma from a difficult birth

It’s a long list.

These and similar causes can cause supporting muscles and ligaments in the neck to tighten. When they do, the spinal vertebrae to which they are attached can misalign or rotate causing neck and back pain.

Even slight deviations can produce nerve irritation, producing pain, headaches, reduced mobility, grinding sounds when you turn your head and even jaw pain.

Alternatives to Try

What To Do Why To Do It

Rest

Sitting at a computer for hours on end or driving thousands of miles without a break is a good way to get neck pain. Take frequent breaks, try to keep your head aligned with your spine, and relax your jaw.

Move

Change positions often, stretch your muscles (gently), shrug your shoulders up and down, and pull your shoulder blades together to keep your neck from stiffening.

Adjust

Your computer should be at eye level and your seat should be set so that your knees are slightly below your hips. Don’t crane your neck to the side to hold the telephone between your ear and shoulder – headsets are best.

Roll Over

Sleeping on your stomach stresses the neck. Sleeping on your side or back with a pillow that supports the neck can help.

Discover if Chiropractic is Right For You

When the function of your neck is restored and proper spinal curves are reinstated, nerve irritation is reduced and the associated painful symptoms lessen.

Some chiropractic patients experience relief instantly. For others it can take longer, especially those who had their neck pain for a longer period of time, or those paying the price for long-term neglect.

The worldwide popularity of chiropractic attests to the fact that patients find the neck pain treatment at the hands of a chiropractor to be safe and effective.

Choose natural. Choose chiropractic.

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